1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Mill Street Walker's Blueberry Wheat - Mill Street Brew Pub

Not Rated.
Mill Street Walker's Blueberry WheatMill Street Walker's Blueberry Wheat

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
75
okay

26 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 15.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bryehn on 07-18-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bryehn
bryehn

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the first pours from the inaugural cask I believe. From notes taken at the Mill Street Brew Pub on 07/15/2011. Was served in a wide mouth mug, no idea of ABV.

Poured an extremely cloudy peach colour with a small soapy white collar that lasted a while. Looks a lot like unfiltered OJ.

Smells like real blueberries and fresh wheat, mild gum and banana esters as well.

The taste is surprisingly mild, tasting much like a typical sweet witbier at first and I found the blueberry flavour to come in towards the end, creating a nice tartness. It's good and not too sweet.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery, but the sediment gives it life on the tongue. Very little carbonation and a surprisingly bitter finish.

I'm really glad I happened to be at the brew pub at the right time to try this experiment. It worked and I'd like to see it in next year's seasonal sampler.

Serving type: cask

07-18-2011 16:25:19 | More by bryehn
Photo of canucklehead
canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Now called Walker's Blueberry Wheat , this was from the Spring 2012 sampler pack.

Poured a opaque red colour that reminded me of pink grapefruit. The nose is mostly wheat with little in the way of blueberries. the taste is quite nice with the berries only showing up a little in the finish. The mouthfeel is full and the sweetness is balanced well with the malt. A decent American wheat with only a touch of blueberry flavour. Would buy this again for the summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 01:28:31 | More by canucklehead
Photo of emerge077
emerge077

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Jay for sharing this one! Served in a tumbler glass.
Rocky head of white foam that has a pinkish tint to it. Reddish orange color, some suspended sediment is visible.

Minerally wheat aroma, slight berry acidity, dry and authentic, no sugar dumped in thankfully. Clean and fresh feel, light bodied with a mild berry presence, though its not distinctively blueberry. More of a fruit rollup vibe going on. Still, the simple combo of wheat and fruit works here.

Overall a quenching fruit beer that has some authenticity to it.
For what it is, you can tell they used real fruit and didn't add syrups, there's nothing artificial about it.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 02:35:49 | More by emerge077
Photo of biboergosum
biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle, part of the Mill Street summer mix pack here in Alberta.

This beer pours a cloudy, opaque pinkish amber colour, with swirling peppery sediment, and one finger of pink-tinged white head, which leaves some amorphous, thickly webbed lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of bready, somewhat crackery malt, a very soft black fruitiness, and mild earthy, weedy hops. The taste is nice, softly grainy, kind of bready, wheaty malt, a subtle semi-sweet blueberry fruitiness, and agreeably tame leafy hops.

The carbonation is average, and innocuously spread out, the body on the light side of medium weight, and more or less smooth. It finishes off-dry, the fruity sweetness lingering amongst the steadily fleeting wheaty malt.

An enjoyable enough wheat ale, the blueberry guest doing its best to engage, but not overstay its welcome, and mostly succeeding. My only complaint would be that the blueberries are a tad too unassuming, and that this beer could have borne more of their summery goodness.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 03:14:02 | More by biboergosum
Photo of KrisDLSmith
KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

06-28-2012 03:50:53 | More by KrisDLSmith
Photo of leaddog
leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a hazy berry colour with a 1/4 finger width of slightly pink head.

Smell- Blueberries, lemon peel, wheat, grains.

Taste- Predominately wheat with a hint of blueberry. The finish is on the grassy side. Not as much blueberry flavour as the colour would lead you to believe.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light prickly bubbles. A dry finish.

Overall- An enjoyable wheat beer by Mill Street. Impressed by the colour upon pouring, however, it is lacking in the tart blueberry flavour department.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 03:34:32 | More by leaddog
Photo of thehyperduck
thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

355 mL bottle from this season's sampler pack.

Pours an attractive reddish-pink colour, with lots of sediment floating around. The eggshell-white head starts out a finger thick, but withers away over a period of minutes into a thin, creamy cap. Decent lacing too - for a fruit beer, this one has above average head. The aroma is another story; it's pretty weak without much to describe. It is mostly wheat, with some faint tartness from the berries.

The taste is dominated by wheat malt sweetness, with the blueberries not really showing up much until the finish, where they provide a pleasant and much-needed tartness that lingers briefly. Light-bodied and watery, with very mild carbonation that gives it an exceedingly smooth mouthfeel. Not all that interesting, but still highly drinkable.

I'm not real big on fruit beers - to me, a lot of them come across as alcopops with few beerlike traits - but this one has an approachable, balanced taste that doesn't go overboard with obnoxious syrupy, fruity sweetness or tartness. It's nothing fancy and not overtly interesting, but it's perfect for this time of year and I enjoyed the glass.

Final Grade: 3.38, a B-. Walker's Blueberry Wheat is better than a lot of the OCB fruitbiers I have sampled in recent months, but it's still not all that memorable. As an only occasional purchaser of the style, I may never get around to trying this again, but it's worth trying at least once. If it were available in single cans like their Lemon Tea Ale (I am not crazy about that either, so I guess they're comparable), it's probably something I'd consider getting a few times each summer.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 16:49:20 | More by thehyperduck
Photo of hopsolutely
hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Nick & Nat's in Waterloo. Referred to solely as "blueberry wheat", but I can't imagine the Mill Street portfolio needing two versions, so am assuming the word "Walker's" was just missed.

I am not a big fruit beer fan, but found this very inoffensive and much more flavourful than the second draught choice (Lugtread). Pours a disconcerting purplish blue colour. It's not at all hazy and has a slightly bruise-tinged head.

Mild aroma is more bready, malted barley than wheat or blueberry-forward. Sounds odd for the variety of beer, but that was the factor that allowed me to order this second pint. Flavour is well balanced, mild and totally inoffensive. Hints of fruit, barley & wheat and even some hop bitternessat the finish - the latter being a pleasant surprise - but nothing overwhelming on any point.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2012 02:33:17 | More by hopsolutely
Photo of MattPS
MattPS

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-26-2012 15:29:00 | More by MattPS
Photo of mjacquard
mjacquard

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-05-2012 23:33:48 | More by mjacquard
Photo of joemcgrath27
joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - very hazy red orange, tall faintly pink head retained very respectably
S - grainy, some adjunct aroma, and faint tartness, pretty avg in this department
T - grainy bready malt, light leafy hops, and an almost undetectable touch of berry sweetness, much like the nose
M - lightish body with a solid refreshing carbonation kick, finishes somewhat bready
O - i'm a big fan a blueberry brews and had high expectations, unfortunately this seems like a okay wheat ale where the blueberry's didn't take to it, not worth picking up the mixer pack just for this

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 01:37:34 | More by joemcgrath27
Photo of NV9
NV9

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy pink colour with little head and brief retention.

It smells like the name says - blueberries and wheat, maybe a bit of a metallic smell as well.

Taste is definitely wheaty but the berry taste takes the edge off of it very nicely.

Crisp with a mild aftertaste, medium body and carbobation.

Pretty drinkable beer and tastes a lot more like a beer than most fruit beers I've tried, which is good.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 21:58:19 | More by NV9
Photo of andrenaline
andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another treat in their summer mixer pack...

A - Pours a hazy pink colour, finger of head with little retention and no real lacing.

S - Mild on the nose with wheat dominating, hints of citrus and no real detectable blueberries on the nose.

T - The wheat flavours and bready notes dominate, citrus hops are mildly detected amongst muddled earthy greens and hints of berries. Again, the berries are so subdued, they're difficult to detect.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dry on the finish.

O - For a blueberry ale, this is the opposite extreme of artificial. I struggled to detect the berries, and really it comes across more of a traditional wheat than anything else.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 23:25:42 | More by andrenaline
Photo of RedAleMan
RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2.6%

05-24-2012 00:18:01 | More by RedAleMan
Photo of goalie35
goalie35

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2.6%

08-28-2012 13:07:07 | More by goalie35
Photo of fizzyted
fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2.6%

09-04-2012 04:57:52 | More by fizzyted
Photo of KeKeKumba
KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2.6%

11-02-2013 01:09:43 | More by KeKeKumba
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2.6%

07-06-2012 11:02:17 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
Photo of bigox420
bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2.6%

10-07-2012 01:37:49 | More by bigox420
Photo of cyrenaica
cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

550ml draught <br>
5.0% ABV <br>
I tried this beer on tap on June 1, 2012 at "C'est What" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a hazy purplish red with a thin white head. The aroma was weak blueberry, some floral hops, and a weak rainy hint. Ther mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was sweet and tart blueberry flavours mixed in with some grainy malt tones. Not a lot of wheat (if any) and not a lot of complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2012 01:25:19 | More by cyrenaica
Photo of TerryW
TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a rusty grapefruit red colour (kinda cool in an offbeat way) with a moderate short-lived head. Very bubbly, spritzy, almost like a soda.

I'm not fussy on this style as it comes across as quite artificial in character. Metallic & biting to the point of distraction when it comes to other characteristics of the beer. Reminds me some of KLB Raspberry Wheat.

Wheat on the nose and to taste. Not really that much in the way of blueberry presence. Thin bodied, slightly bitter. Metallic. Overall, pretty meh.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 20:34:18 | More by TerryW
Photo of TheHammer
TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Just to make it clear, this review is for Mill St. Walker's Blueberry Wheat that I got from a Mill St. mix pack. If this ends up being a different brew then Mill St. Blueberry Wheat then feel free to relocate it.

Appearance: The body is a pink grapefruit, which is something I like to see in fruit beers. What I don't like to see is that there is next to no head, so needless to say lacing and retention are mute points.

Smell:There just isn't a lot here, although to be fair blueberries aren't renowned for their smell. I'm getting some faint berry tones and some wheat malt. There just isn't enough to work with.

Taste: Starts with a mild blueberry taste that hits some wheat malt and then calmly ends on a bit of a seltzer note. Much like the smell, it's just so mild that it comes across as lacking.

Mouthfeel: Points get deducted for the lack of head. It's crisp so there isn't a lot of an aftertaste. The carbonation is ok, as is the rather mild transitioning.

Drinkability: Mild in just about every regard, so incredibly easy to put back. It the fact the taste is different that keeps you drinking, but once again it's mild.

Final Thoughts: This beer in one word is "mild" which I wouldn't say is bad, but generally you expect a bit more kick from a pink coloured fruit beer. It's worth drinking, but it won't knock your socks off.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 23:55:45 | More by TheHammer
Photo of peensteen
peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a grapefruit red colour, decent collar of white head with a little lace. Smell has lots of biscuit and grainy scents, blueberry, jam like fruit qualities, some floral scents as well. Taste is quite bland and offers little in the way of blueberry, mostly grainy malts and some metallic flavours, blueberry becomes a little more present half way through, moderate sweetness. Med-hig carbonation, lightish body. Not a stellar offering and not something to ever come back to but I still finished the bottle on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 15:44:58 | More by peensteen
Photo of bumchilly25
bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

05-25-2012 23:42:04 | More by bumchilly25
Photo of SebD
SebD

Ontario (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: It has a cloudy peach/orange color to it. It has a thin off-white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas give out hints of wheat, light blueberry, woody smell and a bit of rusted metal.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a wheat and blueberry character with a metallic note.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a thin and watery overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with bland flavors and aromas

Serving type: on-tap

04-24-2012 12:49:01 | More by SebD
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Mill Street Walker's Blueberry Wheat from Mill Street Brew Pub
75 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.